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The 7 Best Reasons Why You Should Buy a Home Near Lake Michigan

Bosgraaf Homes is honored to provide you with many great options for where to move in West Michigan. There are several excellent choices near Lake Michigan! Known for its relaxing lifestyle, range of outdoor activities, and stunning natural scenery, Lake Michigan has something for everyone to enjoy.

And with our Build On Your Land program, you can customize our floorplans to fit your land and your lifestyle. Whether you’re building a vacation retreat or a year-round home, we build in all of the Lakeshore Communities including Muskegon and Saugatuck. 

Let’s look at a couple of reasons why you should choose Lake Michigan and a new Bosgraaf Homes community to call home.

What are the Benefits of Lakefront Living on Lake Michigan?

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  1. Natural Beauty. Lake Michigan offers breathtaking views and natural beauty all year round. From sandy beaches to rolling dunes and picturesque sunsets, the serene and tranquil environment is a sure-fire boost to your quality of life. Living near the lake provides you with a front-row seat to nature’s wonders. 
  2. Endless Outdoor Recreation. If you enjoy outdoor fun, living near Lake Michigan opens up a world of recreational possibilities. You can partake in swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and biking along the lake’s shores. Additionally, the lake provides excellent opportunities for water sports like sailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing.
  3. A Real Sense of Community. Lakefront communities often foster a strong sense of community among residents. Participating in community events and activities helps build lasting relationships and create a sense of belonging. Living near Lake Michigan provides opportunities to connect with neighbors who share your love for nature and the lake. 
  4. Beaches! Owning a home near Lake Michigan means having easy access to beautiful beaches. Whether you prefer sunbathing, building sandcastles, or taking long walks along the shore, the lake’s beaches offer a fantastic place to relax and unwind during the summer months.
  5. A Relaxing Waterfront Lifestyle. Living near the lake offers a unique lifestyle. The waterfront ambiance creates a sense of tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the waves, the cooling lake breezes, and the joys of being able to dock your own boat. No doubt about it, living on the lake helps reduce stress! Lake front living
  6. Booming Real Estate Market. Owning a home near Lake Michigan is a sound investment, as waterfront properties are prime real estate. Lakefront properties tend to retain their value well and appreciate over time. It‘s an attractive option if you’re looking for a long-term investment or if you plan to sell the property in the future.
  7. Culture & Entertainment. The towns around Lake Michigan are known for their vibrant cultural and entertainment scenes. The region often hosts events and activities that cater to residents and visitors alike. Explore charming lakeside villages, visit art galleries, attend music festivals, enjoy local cuisine, and experience a wide range of recreational and entertainment options.


We Offer The Best Homes for Sale on Lake Michigan

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If you’re thinking of making the move to the Lake Michigan area, Bosgraaf Homes has great communities in Holland, Grand Haven, South Haven, and Zeeland. You’ll enjoy a wonderful life with a great mix of peaceful settings and fun adventures. Read on for more about these locations and our communities that offer something for everyone. 


A world away from the hustle and bustle, Holland, MI, is an all-American town located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. The historic downtown features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and pubs housed in restored Victorian-era buildings, and a snow-melt system that keeps sidewalks and roadways snow-free during the winter months. Holland is a convenient hub for Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City.

Relish the peace and quiet in Timberline Woods, located on the north side of Holland. Surrounded by a beautiful natural setting, this community offers wooded or water view home sites, all within walking distance to West Ottawa Schools and local parks, biking distance to Lake Michigan, and a quick drive to local shopping in downtown Holland. Choose among eight distinctive single-family plans, ranging from 1,500 – 4,000 square feet, 1 – 7 bedrooms, 1.5 – 3.5 bathrooms. Priced from the $420’s. 

Legends View Condominiums are a short drive to everything, offering true convenience in a lovely setting. Enjoy maintenance-free living overlooking the Macatawa Legends Golf Course. Lake Michigan is just around the corner, while Downtown Holland is a five minutes drive. Choose between two home plans, the Hogan or the Palmer. With a finished lower level and deck, these condominiums offer almost 3,500 square feet of well-designed space. Priced from the $280’s. 

The Cottages of Kelly Creek are located just off 66th Street on the south side of Holland, This stunning wooded community is a six-minute drive to Laketown Beach, four minutes from Lake Macatawa, and only two minutes from Sanctuary Wood Preserves. Choose from four unique single-family plans, ranging from 1,714 – 3,202 square feet, 3 – 5 bedrooms, and 2 – 3.5 bathrooms. Priced from the $380’s. 

Our newest community, Cobblestone Fields, is located on the western edge of Holland. With just nine condominiums  set in a private cul de sac, you can finally have the peace and quiet you’ve been searching for.  All homes will include access to the community amenities; a beautiful pool, gazebo, basketball court, and beautiful greenspace to enjoy. It’s also just 6 minutes to downtown Holland, and an easy bike ride away from Lake Macatawa, adventurous walking trials, and fabulous restaurants.



The Grand Haven, MI area has long roots in the state of Michigan, with a history dating back over 300 years. Stroll along the 1.5-mile boardwalk that runs from downtown Grand Haven to Lake Michigan, ending at the two lighthouses that have guided ships for years. Favorite activities and attractions for visitors and locals include the locally owned shops, unique restaurants, boat and trolley rides, the one-of-a-kind Musical Fountain, and free concerts during the summer months. Be sure to enjoy the outdoor activities and parks that people have treasured for decades. 

Millhouse Bayou is a new community located along 152nd Avenue, just south of Groesbeck Street. Tranquil and secluded, it features 26 condominiums and four floor plans, Crane & Wren, and Piper & Heron. They include a finished main floor, 1 – 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a well-appointed kitchen with a large cook’s island, a pantry, and more.



From beaches along Lake Michigan to award-winning wineries and quaint boutiques, South Haven, MI is a special place. This charming town offers fun for the entire family, including a walkable downtown with unique shops and restaurants, and plenty of arts, music, and culture. The surrounding area offers marinas, nature trails, golf courses and inland lakes for outdoor adventures.  South Haven has its own award winning school district with three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Located off Blue Star Highway, Sable Point features 25 spacious homesites that are perfect for any of our 11 gorgeous floorplans. Ranging from 1,704 – 3,120 square feet, with 2 to 6 bedrooms and 2.5 – 3.5 baths, these homes have everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy life by the lake. Priced from the $400’s.



An irresistible small town, Zeeland, MI, has everything you could want. With just over 5,000 residents, it is an escape from fast-paced, big-city life. Downtown Zeeland looks like a postcard, teeming with flowers in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and lighted trees in the winter. Its Main Street has great shopping, and a few blocks away, East Central Avenue is lined with gorgeous historic homes. 

Trailside is nestled in the outskirts of Zeeland. Peaceful and private, it is the perfect place to call home. Just minutes from everything downtown, and a short drive to Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore, Trailside is also located within the award-winning Zeeland Public Schools District. Choose among ten gorgeous single-family plans, ranging from 1,506- 4,121 square feet, 3 – 6 bedrooms, and 2 – 3.5 bathrooms. Priced from the $380’s.


Contact Bosgraaf Homes Homes Today!

This is your opportunity to take the plunge into lakefront living in our Lakeshore communities. At Bosgraaf Homes, we’re committed to delivering the highest standards in each of our new homes. If you’re considering a move to this amazing area, consider us your go-to builder. Explore our lakefront homes for sale. If you have any questions or want more information about homes for sale on Lake Michigan, contact us today!

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